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, the cold front that is about to hit us up here means hot dry winds in state of california. that fact is no stranger to people here on the panel. it doesn't take much to fan hot, dry vegetation that has been soaking in that hot sun. when i say soaking, it means it gets the moisture level so low where it's kindling in the forest. you have more people moving in, more vegetation growing, it's a recipe for nature trying to do its thing and people in the way. so with this, it takes a lot of support whether we're talking about the fire lines, behind the fire lines or been above the fire lines to provide that support. it takes a whole mix of people whether it's the department of defense and even fema having roles to play in that. bob fenton, the assistant chief of fema, used to be the division chief in division 9. he is no stranger to this area, born and raised here, this is his home and so he does have a care and an interest in this community and beyond. and so with that it is hard to fill being his replacement at the regional level because not only to fill his shoes all the great work
be very interesting. still ahead, a critical decision loom for the prop 8 in california. we'll have reaction from both sides and how fran is preparing for tomorrow's ruling. >>> also, lotto fans rejoice. the new option coming to california and what it could mean for the state budget. plus -- >> reporter: and speaking of that state budget, in tonight's reality check, we look at redevelopments and whether or not claims are true that city governments could be bilked by the state out of their own land. >>> good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the weather center. we're tracking the storm as rain moves in across the bay. >>> for decades, redevelop many served as a tool for cities until the great recession hit and california's governor dissolved them to save money. some local governments say they're losing more than they ever bargained for. in only the's reality check, sam brock examines one city's claim that the state of california might rob its taxpayers of hundreds of millions in assets. >> good evening. this subject matter is all on display in a letter sent to santa clara taxpayers in whi
wanted to make mention of by way of update is some of our activities at the california public utilities commission. we did go forward with the filing of our revised implementation agreement, implementation plan at the california public utilities commission. it is under review there and we expect it to be certified by their executive director before the -- by january. we have seen a proposed decision from the california public utilities commission that implements the provisions of the cca code of conduct that were adopted in legislation, sponsored by senator leno, so we expect that proposed decision to become final in the next 30 to 60 day time period so we will have clarity on those rules of engagement are before we launch our program, and we are closely monitoring the green tariff pricing proposal that pg&e sprited to the california puc for approval. that is the program when it was initially proposed by pg&e would have pg&e offering to san franciscans an opportunity for 100% renewable product that is greening up their portfolio to using renewable energy credits, so they have placed
. the supreme court may announce whether it will hear the case that's preventing gay couples in california from getting married. cheryl hurd joins us with more on this ripple effect. no matter which way the court decides. cheryl? >> supreme court justices will be behind closed doors tomorrow, the end result of that meeting may mean that gay couples will flock here to san francisco's city hall to get married. or they may not. >> this time we think this is finally it. >> tom watson was fifth in line to get their marriage license two years ago. when the courts decided to put gay marriage on hold. >> i feel like we're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. we're hopeful about what could happen in the next few days. >> on friday, nine supreme court justices are scheduled to meet behind closed doors and decide if they will take a series of cases. one of them is the federal defense of marriage act. the other is prop 8. the ban on same sex marriage in california. >> it's very very likely the court will take at least one of the cases challenging the federal defense of marriage act. the federal law t
could each take $192 million before taxes. >>> coming up, california missed out on this jackpot but it won't in the future, powerball is coming to the golden state and who could see a win fall. >>> cheers at the u.n. today as they voted to grant statehood to palestine. [ cheers and applause ] >> the u.n. voted 138-9 to recognize palestine. despite strong opposition from the united states. susan rice said the resolution places further obticles in the path to -- obstacs in the path to peace -- obstacles in the path to peace. >> a new park with a new statues and the person building the park is also famous. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> the owner of a used car lot never seen anything like the accident this morni
across california accused caretakers of rape 36 times but records show they failed to order any rape examinations of victim between 2009 and 2010. >> police are joining forces to help stem rising violence. the two police departments launched a new program. the police chief said officers started sharing intelligence along resources and man power. the focus is on two rival gangs that are linked to a dozen shootings. >>> fire investigators say a house fire last weekend may have been arson. the porch caught fire on joan court saturday morning. nobody was hurt but the fire caused $3,000 worth of damage. >> one person was injured today in san jose on north bound highway 101 before 3:30 p.m. this afternoon. a car ended up underneath another car. two other cars were also involved. the roads were wet at the time of the crash but they haven't said if the accident was weather related. >>> theitate is recommended a -- the state is recommending a womb be banned from working in public services. she was told to serve only store bought food. she served mushrooms that were poisoninous. -- poisonous.
and pledged to stay in touch. >>> the supreme court could take up california's same-sex marriage debate as far as tomorrow. we'll know as soon as the court posts a list of cases it plans to review. if the prop 8 case is on the list, it means it would be argued and likely decided by next summer. but if the justices opt not to hear it, than the appeals court ruling that struck down the ban as unconstitutional would stand. if that happens, same-sex weddings could become legal in days. >>> what's been a favorite with foodies, now the fate of a historic bay area oyster form is decided forever. >>> cops hear a lot of excuses for bad driving but wait until you hear what one driver blamed for this parking lot mashup. >>> power ball is coming to town. well, it's coming to california anyway. when you can get in on the action. >>> take a look at the crystal clarity of hi-def doppler that you'll find nowhere else. in san rafael, it is pouring. in ten minutes, you'll hear that rain pounding on your roofs that much more. we'll take a look at hi-def doppler, coming up. ,, >>> well, it's doomsday for drakes b
wedding plans in california. >>> 13-year-old sexually assaulted. quick police action led to three arrests. >>> we are tracking the storm on live doppler radar this is right now you can see green, yellows, moderate to heavy rain swallows the whole bay area now. mike will have the latest before cold & flu season, help prevent with lysol disinfectant spray. and use the lysol no touch hand soap for 10 times more protection with each wash. this season, a good offense is the best defense. lysol. mission for health. >>> all those places just mentioned are seeing rain this morning, you are looking live at the embarcadero from our camera, really coming down out there now. along with the winds, you have the possibility of hydroplaning on the highways so please drive carefully. >>> oakland police investigating the beating of a severely us a 17-year-old girl who was found after missing for days. shyanne white was found and a bus after walking away from a care center tuesday night. staff members followed her to the fruitvale bart but lost her. it is not clear why staff members did not restrain or stop
online. log on to our website, cbssf.com/weather. >>> the long battle over a historic northern california oyster farm is over tonight. the drakes bay oyster company along point reyes national seashore will be shut down converted back to a wilderness area. u.s. interior secretary ken salazar decided not to renew the farm's lease which expires at the end of the month. he says that it should be returned to wilderness for future generation to enjoy. >>> other bay area headlines, a manhunt is on for an intruder who snuck into a woman's palo alto apartment as she slept. police say the victim woke just after 2 a.m. to find the man in a dark hooded sweatshirt standing in her room. investigators think he intended to rape her. he took off when she started screaming. >>> in oakland, no agreement yet on whether to hand control of the police department over to federal authorities. today was the deadline for both sides to try to come an agreement on the next step to handle oakland's troubled police department. attorneys for the police union filed papers this month criticizing department leadership. the
and loving the pineapple express in southern california. but further north, the snow is now being measured in feet. >>> and good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin, in for paula faris. we begin with mystery winners of the biggest powerball payday ever. this morning, we still don't know for sure who will split the $587 million jackpot. >> it's not us, though. but it already looks like we have gotten a glimpse of one of the two winners, just as he learned the good news himself. abc's tahman bradley joins us from washington with the latest. certainly, this picture tells the story. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: oh, this is remarkable stuff, rob and sunny. now, the lottery officials are tight-lipped. but speculation is growing. a missouri man has come forward. and you're about to see video of another guy at the moment he realizes he's rich. could this man be america's newest multimillionaire? to be clear, the names of the powerball jackpot winners have not been released. but this surveillance video obtained by abc affiliate wjla, from a gas station in upper marylan
to grow. the bay area city that apple is moving into. >> and powerball is coming to california, when tickets will go on sale. . >> a trucker who took out ten vehicles as he barrelled through an east bay car lot says he was under a spell, a sneezing spell. . >> this is thousand accident scene lookeded from chopper five. the driver of a big truck claims he had a sneezing attack and slammed into ten trucks in a used car lot. surveillance cameras at a nearby business capture the clash. if you look carefully at this video, can you see a big truck flouing -- plowing intie flat bed truck. then watch as the front of the flat approximate bed is tossed against other trucks in the used car lot. >> i was just like no. >> there's the damage to the back of the flat bed truck that took the first impact. police say the driver was not on drugs or under the influence, they say it appeared to be a freak accident. >> look at the surveillance video again, the driver hit the brakes after he hit the flat bed. police say that supports the claim that he was distracted from the road after back to back to
, wind and rain. the national weather service issued a number of severe warnings. get this. california's mt. shasta could see an incredible 18 feet of snow over the next several days. nbc's meteorologist bill karins has details for us. bill, what can you tell us? >> as far as the snow goes, that's at the highest of elevations where no one lives. the only areas that will get the snow is possibly to the south in the central cascades. it's really the rainfall that's the big concern, the amount that's going to go into these rivers basins. as they accumulate and it continues to rain over the weekend, we're going to have flooding concerns. this morning we're soaked right now. the heaviest rains have shifted into the mountains. it's still raining pretty good. san francisco to san jose, a continuous steady rain out there. the real downpours have moved towards yuba city. this storm system is one piece of it. you can see the plume coming into california. there's another piece behind that has to kick through on saturday. it doesn't look like until monday, lynn, this area will have a dry day. majo
been a centralized decision, and you've got one organization called cloud flare out of california that published this fascinating video which shows how the route to syrian upstream providers one by one were shut down all starting after noon local time on thursday, effectively plunging 20 million syrians into internet darkness. now, it's the opposition that has made very effective use of the internet thus far, actually, using the internet to upload opposition videos, to youtube, get their voices out to the outside world. so, it doesn't seem like they would have much of an incentive to plunge syria into internet darkness. and despite the fact that the state internet providers went down, the opposition activists have still been getting their images out of friday, the traditional anti-government protests, via alternative methods of communication, satellite phones, for example. that we know the u.s. and the british governments have been supplying to activists. we've seen them out in the streets calling for the downfall of the syrian regime as they've done every friday for 20 bloody dea
. california emergency management agency is encouraging us tv emergency kit stocked with things lick battery operated radio and flashlight with extra battery. 3 day supply of food and water for every member of the family and manual can opener. guidelines for stocking emergency kit and developing plan for your family in an emergency are posted on our web site. check it out when you can. good important information there. >> as we continue, water war in the central valley. >> there's enough water for everybody but not for everybody greed. >>reporter: coming up next. historic step to restoring the san joaquin river. 7 news at 9 [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- what starts with adding a friend... ♪ ♪ ...could end with adding a close friend. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on, offering some of our best values of the year. this is the pursuit of perfection. u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for cr
ingels, california national guard. i'm one of the airmen and soldiers, almost 21,000 strong, that answers the governor's mission. it's available to all civil providers out there and emergency responders and it is in california the substantial or the equal of many third world countries in terms of military force that can be applied to a disaster. >> i'm lynn wilder, i'm the emergency management coordinate roar at san francisco general trauma center and i'm also representing the san francisco council of emergency partnership which is the group of emergency management coordinators from each of the hospitals throughout san francisco who mead regularly with dph and dem to plan and prepare for our medical response. >> as rob mentioned earlier, one of the primary reasons for the medical exchange is to get an understanding of the capabilities, what can the military bring and what are some of the challenges that we as civilians are going to face when we have this large number of casualties. so what i'd like to hear from our civilian panelists is what were some of our observations a
california. it's the lights. a number of flights scheduled to leave bob hope airport were canceled after mechanical failure knocked out the lights on one of the runways. arrivals used a different runway but there were still some delays on flights from the bay area down south to burbank. >> frustrating because i think the lights were out before we actually boarded the plane and they didn't tell us. they thought they were going to be able to fix it and be done. >> they had been working through the night to repair the lights in burbank. it's up to the individual airlines to decide if they want to use that airport. >>> three people are under arrest accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in mountain view. officers say they found the girl drunk near castro elementary wednesday night and bruising on her back. the suspects are two 17-year- old boys and 23-year-old mario pinto. according to police, they were drinking with the victim at someone's home before the assault. >>> fremont police have released a photo of synthetic drugs seized during raids of two smoke shops. two men were arre
. it was the first mega fire that california really experienced. and we thought, well, it will be, that's a career fire, that will be it. then 2007 came around. in 2007 we had another fire siege, same weather scenario, but we didn't have one cedar fire, we had five of them just in my county alone so we were inundated by a large scale disaster in 2007. as an example of our agreement and the efficiency of that agreement is we had orders to (inaudible) at 0000 that day. that's a 4 hour activation time and that shows the dedication and effort to leaning forward to the mission with these agreements that we can have a 4-hour activation. i've been in this business a while and i'll say that's unprecedented with any civilian emergency services agency going to a dod asset and having it engage in 4 hours. >> commander, anything you want to share? >> more recently in 2012, two squadrons provided 3 aircraft and the notification process was approximately 2 to 3 hours. we have expanded the capability in the navy, as i said earlier, and that allows for that rapid surge response which was put to the test in augu
california. >> hacia el norte humedad y no solo fuerte viento y olas sino también la caída de arboles y hasta cuando esta lluvia al regreso. >> un joven dreamer enfrenta lad eportacion por conflicto entre agecnias de gobierno. >> nos enteramos de las agencias invoplucraas en el caso. >> el 15 de junio el anuncio del presidente barack obama estaba calor. el dream act òstergaba la deportación en los estudiantes. >> lo que si tenía era una corte en la corte de inmigración. >> el juezx me dijo que me deportaba o me iba yo. >> el día de acción >> >> >> >> >> la agencia que lleva el casod e deportacioan es ais. >> las reglas sobre la programa de acción diferida están en la web. >> ais que son lo0s encargados de arrestos y deportaciones dijeron que no están dispuestos a hablar en cámara y el juez debe hablar. >> el juez debe ser impacrial . el departamento de justicia así respondió. el caso se entrega a inmigración y la decisión final es el del juez a menos que se opongan. >> de quién es la responsabilidad? >> como es posible que de una orden y no se siga. esto es un atropello a los e
feltering that rain into -- filtering that rain through northern california. most the heavy rain still concentrated to the north. 4:00 tomorrow morning, here comes the cold front! and heavy rain falling over oakland and fran with moderate rain still over -- and san francisco with moderate rain still over the north bay and the peninsula as well. heavy rain sliding into hayward, livermore, san mateo. a few residual showers behind that main band, but things will greatly improve into the afternoon. some popup showers over the east bay into the evening. then later in the nighttime we'll start to see some clearing. here's what we're expecting in terms of wind. very wind, wind gufrts in the 20 might recall -- gusts in the 20-mile an hour range, 30-mile an hour range, and more for the higher elevations. into the afternoon, winds will die down in the north bay first and then down for the rest of the bay area. rainfall totals very impressive with this system. there is a flash flood in effect for the north bay! over 1 inch of rain in santa rosa. and we're going to add to that nor so in the aftern
university of california-berkeley about the passage of hot prop 21. prop 21 may threaten the -- of employees in california than it offers to protect them. proposition 21 will be successful only if it sends a message to all public employees in california. the message is not only that they need to exercise constant vigilance to protect their entitled to much more information than they are now getting on how their pension fund savings are invested. and how their pension plans are funded. thank you. >> supervisor elsbernd: thank you. >> thanks, jean. i wanted to answer some of the jury's findings and answer, prior to the pension board's presentation, some of their responses to our findings. first of all, finding no. 1, the pension board does appear to agree with the jury's finding that the underfunding is over $2 billion, and just to remind you the jury notes that the actual underfunding is $3 billion, but it is reduced by the fund's estimate of its 7.66% future investment returns. finding no. 2, the jury said that the retirement board did not complete a failure analysis downturn. the pension bo
and where our immigrant population came from. there are two important characteristics of the california latino community that we all know, but it's worth repeating. it is one of the fastest growing populations in our state. that's a fact and it's a very young population. good for young age. well, you know the latino heart and soul of our city is represented through those of you here tonight in attendance and through our 2012 distinguished honorees that represent the diverse latino populations in san francisco. from your accomplishments in business, big and small, to the joy in entertainment that you provide us through your artistic accomplishments, and from your pursuit for social and restorative justice through community service, your essential coverage in the media, your commitment to education and to health and assures every one of us reaches the true heights of our potential, and lastly to the innovators constantly looking for new ways to make our lives efficient and making sure everyone has access to information. we are humbled by all of your service, and all of us share a com
is a community development director of city northern california. she is responsible for the community development, investment in the community -- community redevelopment act program and making sure that under served communities in the marketplace have access to financial services and products. prior to her position with citi she served with the congress of california seniors a state wide nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting low income families on the issues of health care, affordable housing, transportation and consumer protection. please give a round of applause to jenny. [applause] our next honoree in the field of business is jammy man maldanado from the mission district. >> jiemy was born in san francisco in the late 60's and living in the mission and defined yourself by chicana, latino or mexican. his father founded the bakery and he took over in 1992 after graduating from san francisco state. when we asked him what circumstances shaped him he said greeing up in the mission shaped me and we knew our fathers cleaned a dish, picked some fruit and if you lost sight of you
share. >> hey, get in the game, right? california's going to. when you can start playing powerball and who is going to winnow matter who gets the jackpot. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, state. the upgraded status recognis 's borders >>> the united nations has overwhelmingly granted the palestinians recognition as a state. the upgraded status recognizes the palestinian state's borders before israel took land from them in 1957. it also gives the palestinians access to the international criminal court where they could file war crime charges against israel. palestinian president mahmoud abbas made his case for statehood to the united nations. >> palestine comes today to the general assembly because it believes in peace and because its people have proven in past days are in desperate need of it. >> the u.s. sides with israel saying direct talks is the only way to achieve peace. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton called the vote unfortunate and counterproductive. >>> for some, it is the end of an era and others, the end of a battle. after four decades a northern california oyster farm will be shu
and the california academy of sciences, shakespeares garden was designed in 1928 by the california spring blossom association. flowers and plants played an important part in shakespeares literary masterpieces. here is an enchanting and tranquil garden tucked away along a path behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo your date. appreciate the beauty of its unique setting. the cherry tree, the brick walkways, the enchanting stones, the rustic sundial. chaired the bards'w ro -- share the bard's words. the garden is a gem to share with someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, enjoy the sunshine and let the whimsical words of william shakespeare float you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations. shakespeares garden is 8ada accessible. this park is located at the bottom of a hill. it is a secret garden with an infinite and captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, one block from the bottom of lombard street, it makes the top of our list for the most intimate picnic settings. avoid all tourist cars and parking hassl
forecast. >> good morning. >> a little reminder to pay it forward. >> a little, a lot. california, stormy, you know, this big winter storm, it's also kicked up the waves. and of course in california, that means throw on the wet suit and do some surfing. these very impressive waves, orange county, california, this is the huntington beach area. if you're an expert surfer, this was the day for you, right before the big storm arrives. the big waves get there first. we'll probably be watching that high surf for another couple days, of course, obviously it's a little dangerous for the average folk. today the rain if you're traveling out here through california, it's going to be widespread, inches of rain, the possibility of flooding. san francisco is just getting drenched this morning all the way up through sacramento. and further to the north, it continues all the way up the coastline. it's lighter up around eugene and portland here, just got a few showers, but it's going to be on and off really all day long and for that matter all weekend long. this is going to be a four or five-day event. be
were doing the california shake-up drill with 9.3 million in the state of california, but i think there was vibrations. mayor mathews and mayor reed were jumping up and down because i told them we were putting together something that would not only be a great way to work together but something they have also been personally wishing could happen and be led by the city. so today we are of course unveiling our promotional launch but getting here has been something on my mind. it's been one of those very solid topic that jen and i spent good time together. my office, where i call it inappropriately the man cave, but it is a place where i think we have had a chance to talk about the honest going relationship that the niners, the oldest professional sports franchise in the state of california, that's still here in the state of california. it is wonderful to have this opportunity. we have other ideas we can't talk about yet because they are not matured but this came to us fast. it was an opportunity we have rarely. but to be able to be invited by the national football league to submit a
tomorrow morning. >>> and as we told you before, power ball is expected to come to california. power ball tickets will be available in california starting april 8thover next year. - - april 8th of next year. >>> we'll give you a detailed look at the storm's path and how much rain it will bring. >> the stadium is covered tonight because of the rain. we're going to take you inside and show you some of the latest preparations for tomorrow's game. >> and this woman's crusade. >> the run is in honor of my friend. >>> the rain likely won't keep fans from heading to the pac12 championship game at stanford tomorrow night. maureen naylor is live now at the farm to tell us about the extra precautions being taken tonight to protect the surf, maureen. >> reporter: this is a first for the stanford stadium, behind me they have wrapped the scoreboard in pac12 logos. inside the yard is wrapped as well. >> reporter: it is covered with tarp and weighed down with sandbags. >> it's pretty wet right now already. >> reporter: he has a hard time sleeping when it rains before a big game. he's watching the weath
may find out if same sex couples here in california will once again be able to get married legally. ktvu alison burns in our washington, d.c. newsroom to tell us what is at stake at the u.s. supreme court. >> reporter: some people are calling this one of the most significant issues ever before the court. can the government prohibit people from getting married? the justices will meet behind closed doors today to decide if they will take up several challenges to gay marriage laws including california's ban on gay marriage proposition eight. same sex marriage supporters many of them are hoping court will let a lower court decision stand that overturned prop 8. san francisco city attorney dennis tells us if that happens couples could marry almost immediately. >> we want to be prepared if marriages do start to number one have staff on hand to perform marriages because there could be crowds. and number two from public safety per speck tiff. >> the justices will also announce if they will consider whether same sex marriage deserves equal treatment under federal law and if the governments
. northern california communication system and integrating those with our robust communication system, through dsca and the various military interagencies. we will do that, partly because it's interesting, partly because it's challenges, but because as someone said all disasters are local. somewhere there's a little girl or little by or grandmother that is counting on us to get it right. so i thank you in advance for that young boy, that young girl, that family, whose lives will be changed, whose lives may even be preserved, because of your efforts. thank you for inviting me here today, thank you for allowing me to learn from you, thank you for allowing me it share a little bit about what we do and mostly to simply say thank you, it was my pleasure to be here, secretary schultz, thank you, admiral beeman, thank you. ladies and gentlemen, that's all i have. if you have any questions i'll be happy to take them. response and recovery. and the moderator for this panel is the city administrator for the city and county of san francisco, naomi kelly. please help me welcome naomi kelly.
in the past summer for all the wild fire scenarios in california we work closely with his group to make sure we can respond quickly to these questions. thank you. >> thank you. all right, our second question, what strategies do you have in place to avoid any long-term interruption of services to our residents and private sector partners and have you tested them in a meaningful way to ensure their effectiveness? shall we start with you, mr. johnson? >> i'd be happy to start. in terms of testing for their effectiveness, they are tested almost every day with pg&e service territory we probably have 80 electrical outages every day. we have opportunities to test our emergency centers on a regular basis and in fact there's an emergency center open today just for some of the work that's happening throughout the service territory. so in terms of just our effectiveness it's something we do each and every day, unfortunately it's something we do every day but at least it's there. our infrastructure, we don't want to have outages, we design so we minimize that damage but we always know there will be t
court may announce if it will review the challenge to california proposition 8 which bans same sex marriage. i'm going to take you live outside -- this san earlier shot of the supreme court building. coming up we will try to go out there live. options before the high court and how the city of san francisco is preparing for the court's decision. >> this is major. >>> time now 6:07. the weather is major. our commute. and tara you are watching the bay bridge too. >> that is right. the lights are out on the span. we don't know what caused it. obviously storm related. if we take a live look you can see that the only thing you can see are headlights and taillights across the span. we also have a high wind advisory in effect. looks like it's a pretty slow going. definitely give yourself extra time this morning if you need to get across the bridge. up next we will take a look at highway 24 lafayette. this is near 680 traffic getting a little bit heavy there westbound. we also have a lot of standing water on 680 right near this location. be careful of that. highway 4 through bay point you c
, democrat from california. senator, it is great to have you with me this morning. >> thank you. >> just for everybody that's watching, i want to break down what the proposal is from the president that was offered yesterday. $1.6 trillion in tax cuts. $400 billion in cuts to medicare and other entitlement programs. $50 billion additional in stimulus spending. no real structural reform to entitlement programs. no spending cuts. instead, stimulus spending. obviously, the president knew that this would be an unacceptable first offer. so what is the end game here? where is the president's bottom line? >> listen, this is a negotiation. it isn't about the president's bottom line or my bottom line or yours. it's a negotiation. and the sad part is, that the administration, the president, has laid down an offer. there's several things in there we know the republicans like, and yet they refuse to lay down an offer. all they do is come out, and mitch mcconnell laughs, and boehner says it's terrible. there's a fiscal cliff, and this offer isn't good. show me the money, folks. you have the power. you
.com/weather. >>> it's not the weather that kept planes grounded in southern california. it's the lights. a number of flights scheduled to depart from burbank bob hope airport were canceled after a mechanical failure knocked out the lighting system on one of the runways. arriving planes were forced to use a different runway but there were still some delays on flights from the bay area to burbank. >> frustrating because i think the lights were out before we actually boarded the plane. and they didn't tell us. they thought they were going to be able to get over there, fix it and they would be done. >> we just checked with the airport and they are still trying to get the lights working. it's up to the individual airlines to decide if they want to use the airport. >>> 5:07. a 13-year-old girl in mountain view recovering from a sexual assault. police say two teens and an adult male are under arrest and found the girl drunk near castro elementary school wednesday night. there was some bruising on her back. according to the police, the suspects were drinking with the victim at someone's home before that
oakland haaziq madyun kron4news >> the fate of same-sex marriage in california -- could be decided soon. the supreme court just hours away from deciding on whether or not to get involved. tonight kron-4 is exploring the possible outcomes -- at 5-30. >>catherine: but first, it's a power-lunch at the white house. president obama - meeting with his former rival mitt romney. >> and --- 49-ers quarterback alex smith -- talking for the first time about being benched. you don't want to miss what smith had to say about colin kaepernick taking his job because of an injury. the news continues next. ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >> meeting with his former rival mitt romney. mitt romney had lunch today with the man who defeated him in the presidential race. it was a private meeting - but the white house released this photo. very few details were released - but we're told that the president and romney talked about a
california. i am here to speak on behalf of gwen spriar and the american indian alliance. it was created in the 90's to provide voice to the community in santa clara valley and started by laverne robert and provides two annual powwows and numerous fundraisers. gwen has been part of the alliance for about 15 years now. gwen is a elder and retired from the american indian district titles four, seven and nine of the indian education act. she has moved beyond the limits of her duties for the families in her district. she spends time volunteers for all community functions that the alliance puts on. the families that she serves remember her fondly and all that she did for them. she offered her talents to powwows, food booths, graduations and dinners and let's watch a video on gwen stirrer. >> i am [inaudible] known as the keepers of the western door. they're on the western side of new york and they're the biggest of the tribes. i'm the one -- i'm the one that creeks that runs through our reservation now. indian community -- there was nothing in the beginning. for 20 years that i work i
it will review the challenge to proposition eight which bans same sex marriage in california. if the justices decide not to hear the case a lower court ruling that found the ban unconstitutional would stand. san francisco city hall is preparing for a rush of same sex couples that want to marry and there is a plan for a large celebration on monday night if same sex marriage becomes legal again in california. >>> time now is 4:38. tara is in for sal this morning. it will be a rough compute. there are a lot of tree limbs down. >> i think we will be really busy today letting folks know what is beginning on out there. chp i do not envy them. we do have a flash flood warning in effect for sonoma county until 5:22 this morning. we also have a high wind advisory along the bay bridge. right now we will head outside and take a look at the east shore freeway. traffic is moving along fairly slowly which is a good idea during the rainy and windy conditions to go the speed limit or slower. up next we have a look at the bay bridge toll plaza where traffic is froing pretty-- flowing pretty well. we have a l
outages. >> today we may find out if same sex couples in california will be able to get married legally. allison burns is in the washington dc newsroom to tell us what's at stake at the court. >> reporter: we have a crew at the court now, same sex couples in california and across the country are eggerly awaiting any news today from the justices, they are going to go behind closed doors to decide if they will take up several challenges to gay marriage laws, including california's ban on gay marriage proposition eight. supporters are hoping the court will let a allower court decision stand that overturned proposition eight. the city attorney of san francisco said if that happens couples could marry almost immediately. >> we want to be prepared if marriages do start to number one have staff ono hand, to preform them. >> reporter: the justices are also going to announce if they will consider whether same sex marriage deserves equal treatment under federal law and if the government's defense of marriage act that defines marriage as one man and one woman is constitutional. >> do we have any
. >> fate of same-sex in california could be decided any minute. latest on the justices' decision >>> oh boy, what a mess. massive tree cross a business road in mill valley this morning before 2 a.m. on miller avenue major road that was in front of the safeway. it blocked westbound lanes of miller for a while crews quickly cut it up so traffic could get through. we'll continue our storm coverage throughout the day on abc7news.com. >>> a lot of problems with trees and power lines. meteorologist mike nicco here to look at how long this will continue. >> about the next hour or two, heaviest of the rain moving through now with a wave on the cold front we don't have winds when this morning we had guts up to 60 few, 70 miles per hour, 50 -- at sfo, i expect the trees if they begin to topple again probably because the rain is coming down so heavily not the wind that will change sunday morning where i think we'll have breezy conditions again and the possibility more power outages. emeryville towards san francisco, 200 feet up in the clouds on mount tamalpais you can see how breezy it is in the highe
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for exactly the same pattern. that's what's happening in california, in sacramento. it's what's happening in illinois, in springfield. it's what's happening in new york, in abdominal. it's big government getting bigger and bigger while the private sector gets smaller and smaller, making the debt problems even harder to deal with. >> greta: just so i understand, so do you think the wiser thing for the house republicans, republicans in the senate, is to get a 90-day deal, push things down the road for 90 days, hold hearings in the meantime and do it piecemeal? >> yes. >> greta: or better to push it off the fiscal cliff and take the draconian impact and -- >> they should offer to break down the cliff into a series of foothills. they should offer to postpone any immediate crisis, but they should be adamant they're not going to accept a one size package that increases government spending and requires tax increases while achieving nothing on entitlement reform, which is exactly what the democrats will try to push them into. >> greta: how can we fix washington? besides the baseline accounting, t
% in arizona because players traveled from california to try and get in on the big prize. now california will become the 43rd powerball state, thanks to a vote yesterday by the lottery commission. californians can buy their tickets in april. rob, sunny. >> april 8th. to be exact. thank you, brandi. how many tens of millions live in california. now the jackpots will get even bigger with california jumping in. >> why not be a powerball state? >> think about the stat. how crazy people got. at the height of the frenzy day before, day of the drawing, they were selling 130,000 tickets a minute out there. >> i bought some. i bought some. did you buy any? >> who couldn't? >> you had to. you have to get wrapped up in it. welcome, california, to the mayhem. >>> all right. other news, the united nations has overwhelmingly approved recognition of a palestinian state. that's a move fiercely opposed by the u.s. and by israel. however, in the west bank, fireworks went off and the celebration was on. the vote upgraded palestine to a nonmember, nonvoting observer status at the u.n. the palestinian delega
california. all right. are you ready now? we can really get it started. [cheers and applause] . i said are you ready? [cheers and applause] it is my pleasure now to introduce two members of the best broadcast team in baseball. please welcome dave fleming and john miller. >> now, all along the parade route this song that echoed through the ballpark and my broadcast partner on the radio dave fleming somehow has involuntary reaction to it. a lot of people think he's so into it. whenever the music comes on he can't contain himself. it's not even that and i'm going to show you it right now. >> i'm not sure where you're going with this john. >> it's uncontrollable for him so he's not really into even the thought of it but i want to show you what really happens. we seen him do it so many times in the ballpark. along the parade route they were pleading for him to do it. >> i don't know. >> so really -- now keep your eyes on dave. watch what happens when i say "oh gangom style". >> john, can do it with me too. >> okay, okay. i can't help it. [cheers and applause] now, another thing that
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managers. >> california is joining the powerball party. they voted unanimously to bring the game to to the golden state. tickets were sold in arizona and dear more than, missouri. winning ticket holders will split $587 million. that is the sizes of that jackpot. the stores that sold the ticket get a $50,000. >> it's awesome. >> the jackpot rolled over 16 times. that created the largest powerball jackpot ever. it will come to california next april and they believe the game will bring in $90-120 million per year. >> and apple latest version of itunes is here. >> john joins us with today's tech report. >> apple expanding the footprint in northern california with construction underway on a faucet of offices in santa clara. this two building campus is sitting on the north side of stephens creek boulevard. a short distance from the cupertino city limits. they reported the first building set to be complete by the middle of 2014. no word on when the second building will be fchbd. nor apple news, unveiling the latest update to itunes, media service has new look and feel, integrated more c
as 14 inches of rain in california. ifd carter evans is in forest hill tonight. carter. >> reporter: scott, meteorologists call storms like this a pineapple express. you could think of it as a river of moisture in the sky. bringing waves of torrential rain from hawaii to the west coast. california's coast is already being pounded by waves as high ho 15 feet. heavy rain brought freeway traffic to a standstill. utility workers are cutting trees and clearing storm drains preparing for up to a foot of rain. some areas could see four months' worth of rain fall in four days. the biggest concerns are hillsides like this, burned bare by the summer wildfires. flash floods are likely along the west coast. the ground is already saturated from the first round of this formidable storm. and that could be a big problem when the second storm hits in force tonight, and there will be little time to recover before the third and perhaps most powerful storm hits on sunday. scott. >> pelley: carter, thank you. speaking of climate, we got surprising world today that polar ice is melting three times more r
and private projects in california over the last 40 years. it's resulted in tangible protection for endangered species and their habitats, cleaner hair and water and more efficient use of scarce public resources. although many of the proposed amendments before you today appear to be technical conforming changes, the proposal as a whole would make public participation in city decision making even more difficult. even more difficult than sitting in these hard benches for many hours as we've done in many chambers here. and we're concerned that the proposed amendments improperly subvert the important public informed self-government principles of c-e-q-a. so, first and foremost, the repeal of existing appeal procedures and administrative code 31.16 and the replacement with the far more restrictive and limited provision than the proposed amendments to both raise obstacles to development decisions and narrow the scope of the board's review. other specific provisions that raise additional bars to public participation potentially conflict with state law and increase rather than reduce the city's exposu
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